What Do Companies Look for When They Hire Data Protection Officers (DPO’s)?

Top 5 Soft Skills Companies Look for in a DPO

These are the list of top 5 soft skills companies look-in when they want to hire a DPO for their organization:

  • ETHICAL COMPASS
    • High levels of integrity and professional ethics with the ability to remain impartial and report all incidents of non-compliance
  • CONTINUOUS LEARNING
    • A commitment to continuous personal development (CPD), such as keeping up-to-date with developments within data protection
  • LEADERSHIP SKILLS
    • Strong leadership skills to promote data protection culture within the organization
  • DISCOVER OPPORTUNITIES
    • Identifying opportunities to improve operational processes
  • EXCELLENT COMMUNICATOR
    • Excellent written and verbal communication

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